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PATTY McFERREN-BLANTON & JR BLANTON (#47369283)
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THE URGENCY: Acid rain & mold are devastating gravestone inscriptions! If we don't photographically record memorials before they become illegible, the final resting places of our loved ones will be lost forever!

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OUR ROOTS:
- Jan Rupp (JR) Blanton (AKA: Paul Brown) was one of the first triplets born in Portsmouth Hospital, Scioto, OH. One triplet, Paula, died at 6 months. Surviving triplet sister, Paulette Brown (AKA Judy Denning Blanton Marshall) and JR were adopted by Chester M. Blanton, M.D., and Frances (Mi) Blanton of Harlan, Paducah, Lexington & Louisville, KY. Dr. Blanton was team physician for the Kentucky Wildcats! Jan RUPP Blanton was named after Coach Adolph Rupp. JR later lived in VA & NC.
- PattyB has roots in Wash.,DC; VA, NC, Venango & Franklin Co., PA; Kilbehenny, Co. Limerick, Ireland; and Scotland.
- Married 30 years in 2015, with 23 kids/grandkids; became great-grandparents in Feb 2015!
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OTHER THINGS WE DO:
- We are in our 22nd year in Pigeon Valley Bassmasters, Canton, NC. We fish bass tournaments in NC, SC, GA, & TN. Patty is Club Secretary; JR is Conservation Chairman. We've picked up some 11,600 lbs. of litter/recycles at every lake fished since 2004!
- We take 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 birds and 2 of every kind in the fish tank with us on our fishing trips in "Arkie," the camper!
OUR EXERCISE PROGRAM:
-We bowl twice-a-week.
- 2014 was our 4th year of Transylvania Co. Senior Games. At the 2013 NC State Finals, PattyB won the "Triple Crown:" gold, silver & bronze for spincasting, basketball shooting & football throw. JR won bronze in bowling doubles!
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OUR SERVICE: JR is an Army Vietnam Veteran (1965-1968), with 400 days in-country. Served with 1st Log Comd, 627th Supply Co. (Leaning Outhouse) in An Khe, Qui Nhon, Pleiku, Cam Rahn, Saigon, Long Bien and DaNang. Patty & JR retired from VA Hospital at Oteen, Asheville, NC. Patty served 38 of her 43 years, 5 months and 3 days with DoD/VA, and JR served 24 of his 38 years with DoD/VA.
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WHY WE DO THIS! We are looking for the graves of veterans. We have a special place in our hearts for active duty military/veterans! They fought (and some died) for us! "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13. "The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their Nation." (President George Washington, 1789).

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